Gaylussacia baccata

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"Black Huckleberry" redirects here. This may also refer to the Square-twig Blueberry, Vaccinium membranaceum
black huckleberry
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Gaylussacia
Species: G. baccata
Binomial name
Gaylussacia baccata
(Wangenh.) K. Koch

Gaylussacia baccata, the Black Huckleberry, is a common huckleberry found throughout a wide area of northeastern North America. It closely resembles the blueberry plants (Vaccinium species) with which it grows, but can be readily identified by the numerous resin dots on the undersides of the leaves which glitter when held up to the light. It is a vigorous clonal colonizer.